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First traces of colonization on terrains of today's Gniezno, they come from with end of palaeolith, from before 8 000 of years, meanwhile the here defensive colonial team of you from end VIII age existed tribal the Polanie. Complex and modernized for times it Lives And he stood as main town of you of Polanie with first piast rulers' seat. It it was has been careful was so far, that in end VIII age, for government of half legendary dynasty the Popielid came into being in Gniezno the town ( the tribe the Goplanie?) surrounded with rampart one lignified - earth. However the newest investigations delivered on this proofs, it that the oldest gniezno town was built was really about 940 on Lech's Hill (where pagan temple according to archaeological sources was wówczas), and so for rule Siemomys³ Lestkowic from dynasty Piast. However so the late chronology of Gniezno as defensive ducal seat does not exclude have functioned on this place for breakthrough VIII at all and IX lid of pagan cult centre, on terrain which the tribal dukes' enthronement was made probably. In X in. Gniezno made up one of towns of capital you Piastów, by m. in. It Ostrów Lednicki, Poznan and Giecz ( capital towns, that is places it where ducal palatio was raised was was several was but peaceably from document "Dagome iudex" from 991, Gniezno was the only formal capital of Polish state). About capital function of Gniezno to testify the inscriptions can also the Gnezdun the civitas on Brave Boles³aw's coins, as also the fact of hiding just in Gniezno of the bishop's body and Wojciech's martyr.

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